Badminton finals to the final, the opponent has seven points in the extreme disadvantage of the situation upside down, win the championship in front of the home father and elder people... Although the plot is slightly stereotyped, it is undoubtedly very suitable for an inspirational sports film. Perhaps the only thing that is inconsistent is that the film ending with victory is called The Loser is the King (there is no way).
In September 2018, the film Lee Zongwei: The Loser Is the King was released. It is based on the Autobiography of Malaysian badminton player Lee Zongwei, which truly records the growth experience of the Malaysian sports elder brother in the two stages of his youth and youth. The aforementioned scenario is Li Zongweis experience of reversing Lindane in the 2006 Malaysian Open Badminton Championship, but in the film, the lifelong enemy is treated as Lingdan, and there is no brand name, and no lines are arranged.
Not only is legend of Li Zongwei circulating in the rivers and lakes, but also he is highly valued by senior government officials living in Malaysian temples: after winning the silver medal in 2008 Olympic Games, he was awarded the title of governor at the age of 25 and became the youngest governor in Malaysia; after winning the third silver medal in 2016, he was awarded the title of governor Willa.
Datuk is Malaysias honorary title for the local people with high prestige. Although it is only a symbolic status, it is equivalent to the level of our provincial governor, that is to say, at the age of 25, Li Zongwei has won the status of a similar honorary provincial governor. And Datuk Willa is a higher rank than Datuk, second only to Datuk Sri, who was the former Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahadi Mohammed when he was in office. Because of the lack of real power and the use of political discourse in China, it can be said that Li Zongwei enjoyed the treatment of deputy state in Malaysia.
Some netizens pointed out that Lis influence in Malaysia is equivalent to Yao Ming+Liu Xiang+Li Nas total influence in China. For Chinese fans, the second-in-a-thousand-year-old who has never won the Asian Games championship, why can he have such a high social status? This should start with Malaysias complex political-ethnic ecological history.
Chinese in Damascus may be the group with the largest number of languages in the world, such as Mandarin, English, Malay, Cantonese, Minnan, Hakka and so on. These languages have specific application scenarios, such as Malay and English in schools, dialect in communication with family members and fellow countrymen, and Mandarin in dialogues with other local Chinese.
This is only one corner of Malaysias pluralism. Apart from the Chinese immigrants from the early 1940s to the pre-war period, the native Malays, Indians and the European descendants left over from the colonial period, such as British, Portuguese and Dutch, jointly formed the country. In religion, while Islam is the national religion, the followers of Buddhism, Protestantism, Catholicism and Hinduism also enjoy religious freedom.
Like many developing countries in the world, Malaysia today used to be part of the colonial rule of the Sunset Empire and a victim of the British Empires divide and rule policy: Malays farmed in the countryside, Chinese mined tin and traded; Indians cut rubber or built railways. In the eyes of colonial rulers, it is impossible for the three major ethnic groups to form a consensus, but a mob, let alone form an independent state.
But independence has not changed the gap between the three ethnic groups, especially the contradiction between Chinese and Malays. Although the right to learn Chinese freely within the ethnic group has been reserved, and Chinese schools have legal guarantees, Malay is still the official language of Malay, and Malays enjoy many privileges, such as the reservation system for Malays, the reservation quota system for public officials and so on. The acquisition of citizenship, education and employment show discrimination and inequality everywhere. These contradictions eventually lead to Malays. The most notorious ethnic conflict event in the history of Western Asia - the May 13 incident.
Instead of resolving the conflict, the Malays were more worried about it. Instead of thinking too much about how to bridge the gap between ethnic groups, the local government launched a new national movement to further enhance the status of Malays: continuing to promote Malays first politically, weakening the political power of the Chinese opposition party; and using the political power of the state to organize society economically. Resources, state-owned companies in key areas are also directly controlled by the government; culturally, Chinese culture is limited, such as the use of Malay as the medium of teaching in University examinations, enrollment in proportion to ethnic groups rather than grades, and the vigorous promotion of Malayization.
Malays are born to be superior to other ethnic groups in this country. Their consciousness of Malays supremacy has been deeply rooted in their minds. Even the constitution of the country clearly stipulates that ethnic relations are unequal. Therefore, whether the successor proposes the student integration program or the one Malaysia program, the results are not good, and those marginalized groups have never been treated equally.
Despite the lessons learned from the May 13 incident, there has been no large-scale ethnic conflict in Malaysia in the past 50 years, but as Weng Shijie, former president of the Mahwa Trade Union, said: Fifty years since the founding of the Peoples Republic of Malaysia, all ethnic groups have not really mingled. All ethnic groups are still at the stage of tolerance. Tolerance is passive and limited, and it is not known when the dyke will collapse. Former Prime Minister Nabugi has a similar idea, emphasizing that tolerance means not liking it very much and accepting it passively when there is no other choice.
It is this intricate and dangerous ethnic contradiction that makes Li Zongweis influence break through the sports circle and become a very influential celebrity in Malaysia.
Badminton is the national sport of Malaysia and the sport that won the most Championships for them. In a country where they are not good at sports, badminton is almost their last dignity. Malaysia, which won three consecutive mens team titles in Thomas Cup, recently won the Cup back to 1992, and has been on the decline since then. For a long time, only Li Zongwei has suffered alone. Hard support, his body has also been pinning on the dream of the whole countrys Olympic gold medal.
In the film Loser is King, a group of Malaysians gathered to watch badminton matches many times, which truly reflects the local peoples love for the sport, especially when Li Zongwei played in important matches, almost the whole country was concerned about his performance. After the game, the next day all the headlines in Malay newspapers will be news of his success or failure. When he returned home, he was greeted with the voice of picking up the plane, applause and You are still a national hero. It is said that at the 16th Olympic Games, the Prime Minister even promised what kind of treatment it would be if Li Zongwei won the championship and Malaysia had a national holiday.
To wear his crown must bear its weight and be placed so much expectation, Li Zongwei naturally bears a heavier pressure and mission than ordinary athletes: to win the first Olympic gold for this country.
As early as the London Olympic Games in 2012, Li Zongwei had the idea of retirement, and said in an open interview that he would participate in the Olympic Games for the last time. His aim was to win glory for his country because Malaysia and I have not yet won an Olympic gold medal. After the silver medal in London, he came second again in Rio, and did not give up the chance to participate in the Tokyo Olympic Games until the last moment before retirement. It shows how deeply he was obsessed with the Olympic gold medal.
Also at the London Olympics, the head of the Malay Olympic delegation bluntly said that Li Zongweis health is a national secret of Malaysia and refused to interview reporters on the grounds of protecting state secrets. When he retired from the World Championship finals a year later due to injury, Prime Minister Najib and Liao Zhonglai, the acting president of the Chinese Association, praised his sportsmanship and urged people to learn from heroes.
Just because of you! Ive lost in China and Korea, and no country like you. Zong Wei just lost a game. So many of you big men need to know the situation. Where did you lose like that? Now I hope Zong Wei loses a game in Malaysia. That must be a good thing.
Indonesian badminton star Taufik once criticized Li Zongwei for his poor psychological quality, which can only be regarded as a good player rather than a great player. But maybe only when you really stand in this position can you feel the real pressure. If you can understand Clevelands catharsis of LeBrons Cleveland, This is for you after 16 years of championship, then the pressure on Li Zongweis back is about 100 times greater than LeBrons, because the Cavaliersvictory or defeat only symbolizes the process of a citys revival, while putting Datuks badminton racket under the microscope, you may see the words national unity and revival.
But only when it comes to Li Zongwei and cheering for him, can Malaysia forget its differences in colour, race and religion and stick together. Millennium Sophomore has never won the world championship, but he did win the hearts of Malaysians.
Nearly 40 years old, Li Zongwei has fulfilled the mission entrusted to him by the state to the greatest extent. The next Li Zongwei belongs to all the people of Damascus. I dont know when he will appear.